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Dougan Scholars Certificate Program
Earn a business certificate at the best business school in the world—while you’re still in college.
Designed specifically for ambitious University of Chicago undergraduates, the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program gives you special access to MBA-level courses at Chicago Booth.
In classes with the world’s best business school faculty, you’ll build your analytical and problem-solving skills and develop a deep understanding of the economic disciplines driving business today.
Discover The Chicago Approach
As a Dougan Scholar, you’ll take MBA-level courses at Booth while you’re still an undergraduate, giving you early access to The Chicago Approach to business education—an approach that gives you the insight to interpret complexities, make good decisions, and develop ideas that have lasting impact.
You’ll also benefit from early bidding for MBA-level courses, a Booth student mentor, a cohort of fellow Dougan Scholars, research opportunities, and educational sessions led by Booth faculty and alumni. When you graduate, your transcript will indicate that you completed the certificate program.
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How It Works
As a Dougan Scholar, you’ll complement your undergraduate studies by taking six MBA-level classes at Chicago Booth. Three of those courses will cover business foundations—Financial Accounting, Microeconomics (or Competitive Strategy), and Statistics—unless you’ve completed a certain level of economics or statistics in the College.
You’ll also participate in cocurricular programming to support your classroom learning. Evening programming is typically held three times each quarter in addition to occasional lunch events hosted by alumni and faculty.
Second-year undergraduates at UChicago are eligible to apply for the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program. Applications for the Class of 2023 will open in Autumn 2020. Here are the steps to take.
Get an in-depth overview of the program and the admissions process. Hosted by Admissions staff, information sessions include a presentation and a panel discussion with current students.
Information sessions take place during Autumn Quarter. To learn more about the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program at other times of year, we encourage you to attend our office hours.
Engage with current Dougan Scholars and our admissions team in a relaxed and informal environment. These gatherings are a great way to learn more about the Dougan Scholars community and student experience. The schedule of available Office Hours for the upcoming quarter will be posted soon.
Join us at a campus fair to meet Dougan Scholars and program staff. Sponsored by campus partners like the Center for Leadership and Involvement and Career Advancement, these events take place throughout the year.
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